SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tens of thousands of baseball fans flocked downtown Wednesday to toast the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship and see their hometown heroes take a victory lap in a ticker-tape parade reminiscent of the one held when the team moved west from New York 52 years ago.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Shawne Merriman will get the chance to turn on the lights in Buffalo.
The most important game in the history of the Mountain West Conference feels more like a grand finale than the start of something big.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers waived outside linebacker Shawne Merriman on Tuesday, three weeks after he was placed on injured reserve with a "minor injury" designation.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unbeaten at home and mediocre away from Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City's most pressing need from now until Christmas will be figuring a way to win on the road.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Patriots 28, Vikings 18
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.
No. 3 Auburn 51,
AMES, Iowa (AP) - The calm in the Iowa State locker room at halftime ran counter to what had just happened on the field.
MANHATTAN, (AP) - With a defensive touchdown and a big sigh of relief, No. 20 Oklahoma State got through a game without Justin Blackmon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Last time Todd Haley and Chan Gailey were together, somebody got fired. This time, somebody will get beat.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hey, you Longhorns, Aggies and Horned Frogs.
Kansas State is ranked No. 3 and Kansas is ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press preseason basketball poll, which was released Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry have returned to practice after dealing with injuries.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have waived 11 players and placed safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve as they pare down their roster before the first deadline.
MANHATTAN - The top three returning running backs for No. 20 Kansas State this season have combined to carry the ball 11 times for 55 yards. None of them has ever scored a touchdown.
NEW YORK - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will need to rewrite history if they hope to repeat as NFC South champions this season.
Green Bay's grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jeremy Guthrie gave up a home run on his first pitch and not much else, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Matt Cassel made a winning return to Arrowhead Stadium, even if it was just a preseason game.
LAWRENCE - Nick Harwell had to wait an entire season before getting on the field at Kansas.
NATIONALS 6, GIANTS 2
CLEVELAND - Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sean Smith backpedalled into the end zone with the scout-team wide receiver, careful not to lay a hand on him. When the quarterback let go of the ball, the Chiefs' cornerback quickly jumped on it, snapping it away for an easy interception.
MANHATTAN - Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises - bench press, squat, hang clean. It's no different at Kansas State.
AMES, Iowa - Even Iowa State knows that it probably won't win the Big 12 this year.
Coach Dana Holgorsen needs no reminder about the lack of success he's seen on the field since ushering in West Virginia's move to the Big 12.